About The Speaker
Dr. Magued Osman
Dr. Magued Osman, an expert in statistics and public opinion research, is the Founder and CEO of the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research "Baseera". Baseera was established in April 2012 as the first independent public opinion polling center in Egypt. Dr. Osman acted as the Chairman of the Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers' Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) from January 2005 to February 2011 when he was appointed as the Minister of Communications and Information Technology in the post revolution caretaker government. Dr. Osman is a Professor, at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University and the Lead Author of the Egyptian Human Development Report 2015. He is also the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Egyptian Initiative on the Right to Information, the founding Chairman of the Arab Network for Public Opinion Polling Centers and the Vice Chairman of the Arab Union for Statisticians. Dr. Osman provided short-term consultancy to a number of regional and international organizations, led a number of national surveys activities in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Emirates and designed and supervised a large number of public opinion polls. Recently he initiated the first series of president approval rating in Egypt and conducted the first exit poll in Egypt.